Historic England’s Mills of the North: Spotlight on Conditioning House

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Conditioning House is the latest development to be featured on Historic England’s Mills of the North series.

According to Historic England, the region’s textile mills ‘were once the workshop of the world, the heart of the original Northern Powerhouse.’

They are fundamental to the history, culture and landscape of Northern England. But, sadly, many of the north’s historic mills are rapidly being lost to decay and damage.

A YouGov poll revealed that 89% of adults believe mills are an important part of England’s heritage, story and character.

The Priestley Construction team transporting a wooden beam during the refurbishment of Conditioning House, Bradford
The Priestley Construction team transporting a wooden beam during the refurbishment of Conditioning House, Bradford

Almost 80% of people from the north of England think mills should be considered for new housing, offices and public amenities.

Historic England’s Mills of the North looks at the latest success stories in the regeneration of these important buildings.

At Priestley Homes, we are committed to transforming disused, historic buildings into thriving residential developments.

Conditioning House in Bradford sets the benchmark for mill regeneration and we are thrilled to be recognised by Historic England.

An icon of Bradford

Once an iconic building in Bradford’s textile industry, the Grade II listed Conditioning House has been granted a new life.

Built in 1900-02 by the Bradford Corporation through a special Act of Parliament, it is said at one time around 70% of all UK-made wool passed through Conditioning House for testing.

We could see the incredible potential of this unique building in the heart of central Bradford, acquiring the site in 2016 following 30 years of neglect.

Priestley Construction is transforming the mill into a mixed-use development comprising 153 luxury apartments, a residents’ gym and office spaces.

The site includes two meticulously refurbished buildings, separated by a full-height glass atrium and masterfully renovated link bridges.

A CGI of the new full-height glass atrium at Conditioning House, Bradford.

Work on Conditioning House is progressing well and the project is due to complete in Q2 2021. Interest in the apartments is extremely high, so register your interest as soon as possible.

To discover how we are bringing this Bradford landmark back to life, read the full case study on Historic England: https://historicengland.org.uk/get-involved/protect/mills-of-the-north/success-stories/#e2bc8444

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